Helen Louise Chamberlain, 89, died suddenly of a massive heart attack on the afternoon of Oct. 6, 2015, in Kingman. She was born Nov. 27, 1925, in Denton, Neb., to John Becker Jr. and Mary Lillie Schoeneman. In school she met her companion for life, Howard J. Chamberlain, and they were married in 1942. Howard died in her arms two days after their 64th wedding anniversary.
Helen is survived by two sisters, Betty Jean Martens and Karen Kay Scott; a niece, Janet Mowery; three children, Mary Helen Platter of California, and Alan Howard Chamberlain and Mark Lynn Chamberlain of Kingman; four grandchildren, Bridget N. Mills of Oklahoma, and Jeremiah Jonathan Raines, Kaitlin Christine Chamberlain and Michaela Chamberlain of Kingman (grandson Mark Lynn Chamberlain Jr. died in 2011); and five great-grandchildren, Bailey, Xavier, Austin, Zia and Oliver.
Helen was a member of the Rebecca's Lodge from the 1960s and was a Past Noble Grand and retired from the Arizona Department of Economic Security in the 1990s. She will be greatly missed by those of us she leaves behind.
Graveside services for Helen will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 19, through Sutton Memorial Funeral Home and officiated by the Desert Church of Christ at 2345 Gordon Drive in Kingman, where an informal gathering will occur afterward.